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A Space Tourism Balloon Firm has Revealed its Vehicle’s Capsule Design

The capsule design of a space tourism firm that offers stratospheric balloon rides has been revealed.

The balloon being built by Halo Space will enable commercial flights with zero emissions up to 40 kilometers in the air. Each ticket will set you back an incredible €150,00.

Eight passengers and the pilot will enter the pressurized compartment on each trip. After then, the helium balloon will ascend to the stratosphere gradually and with little G-forces.

Passengers will be able to see the curve of Earth and the expanse of space from this height above the sky.

Well, that’s the plan. Halo is currently putting the technology through rigorous testing to make it a reality.

Thus far, five test flights have been carried out. The next one, which will be the startup’s first outside of Spain, is slated for June in Saudi Arabia.

An additional step toward a commercial launch is the revised capsule design. It makes an effort to combine gorgeous views with safety, style, and comfort.

Carlos Mira, CEO of Halo Space, stated in a statement, “Passengers will spend up to six hours inside our spaceship, and we want every minute to be unforgettable,”

Design of the Space Age

Frank Stephenson, who was well-known, was brought in by Halo Space.

For Mini, Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, and McLaren, Stephenson served as director of design before. As “one of the most influential automotive designers of our time,” Motor Trend magazine described him.

Now the 64-year-old’s resume may boast space balloons.

Large vistas from the 2.82 square meter windows are given priority in his arrangement. Only 3,500 kg can be lifted off the ground overall thanks to lightweight materials like composites and aluminum alloy.

Curved lines, shiny surfaces, and experimental seating in the capsule pay homage to the Space Age architecture that gained popularity in the US following World War II. In terms of aesthetics.

Stephenson stated, “Working on a project of this magnitude brings about many challenges from a design perspective,” 

“Crafting a beautiful interior for passengers while considering factors like strict safety regulations and weight distribution presented challenging hurdles whilst being totally committed to offering both a luxurious, aesthetic appeal with functionality.”

Halo hopes to expand space tourism even with its expensive tickets. By 2030, the startup wants to serve 10,000 customers.

Eventually, the company hopes to begin operating flights from the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Spain.

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